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2017 Ganton Stakes Preview And Tip

Published on June 17, 2017 by Tim @ Betting Gods

The Ganton Stakes (Saturday 2.55) is a Listed Race run over 1 mile at York and, despite its proximity to Royal Ascot in the racing calendar, it has been won by quality horses like Tullius and Mutakayyef.

5-Year-Trends

Winners have been drawn in stalls 1, 2 and 5, with 3 winners drawn in stall 5

Winners have been aged 3, 4 and 5

Winners have carried 8-10, 9-7 or 9-10, with 3 carrying 9-7

Only one winners had won last time out

No trainer, jockey or horse has won 2 renewals

SPs have ranged from 8/13 to 7/1, though 4 were returned at 3/1 or less

Runner-By-Runner Guide

Custom Cut

Admirable 8-year-old who has already won a Group 3 this season. However, disappointed last time at Epsom, and is both older than ideal, and must carry more weight than any previous winner. Draw in stall 5 a positive, but it may not be enough.

Emell

Last won in April 2015, and 12lb and upwards to find with 6 of his rivals.

Gabrial

Has plenty of form that suggests he could be a factor, but his record of 2 places from 8 runs at York is hardly compelling, and he was only fifth last year.

Mondialiste

Danny Tudhope rides him in preference to the stable’s Custom Cut, and it’s easy to see why on the form of his two runs at York. On the first of those he beat last year’s winner Mutakayyef, whilst he was second to the high-class Time Test in the other.

Spark Plug

High-class handicapper who won last year’s Cambridgeshire, but was only fourth behind Firmament on his one start at York.

Thikriyyat

Impressed on first 5 starts, with 4 wins and a second to Ribchester. Disappointed when sent-off favourite for a Group 2 after that, and again when only 10th here on reappearance, but looks capable of a bold show if he’s found his form since then.

Epsom Icon

No successes at this distance so far, and unlikely to change that as he has plenty to find on official ratings.

Golden Stunner

Improving sort who posted a decent performance over course and distance on similar ground last time. Has 11lb to find with the top-rated horse, but that’s not insurmountable if he continues his upward curve.

Khafoo Shemimi

Beat two potentially useful rivals last time, and is now 2 from 2 at a mile. No Ryan Moore onboard this time though, and drawn slightly wider than ideal in stall-7.

Arabian Hope

Won a class 4 maiden and a class 4 handicap this season on the all-weather, and he’s hard to gauge stepped-up to Listed Class on turf for the first time. Quite a bit to find on official figures though.

Summary

Custom Cut, Spark Plug, Emell, Gabrial and Mondialiste are all older than previous winners, though the latter is respected on the form of his two previous runs here. Meanwhile, Thikriyyat and Khafoo Shemimi have wider than ideal draws. Therefore, it may be worth taking a chance on the improving Golden Stunner, who looks well-drawn in stall 2 for a front-runner, and is proven over course and distance.

Golden Stunner Each-Way @ 7/1 with Bet365

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